An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
October 25, 2009 Subject:
Kind of eerie that in Jan 1st 1975 Burroughs was PREDICTING that the Dollar would collapse within a couple of decades UNLESS THE ENTIRE PHONY MONETARY BANK SYSTEM WAS PROPPED UP artificially. And that's what the WallStBankster Bailout of 2009 was all about when the BANKERS stole TRILLIONS from the taxpayers because of a corrupt system THEY created! Burroughs was a modern-day secular prophet probably due to some adding machine type function in his brain that allowed him to coldly sort and sift various known facts in order to produce or "see" the future or comings trends. Insightful interview. Ginsberg pops in briefly towards the end.
March 20, 2006 Subject:
Asking dead-end, wide-eyed equivocal and laughably abstract question after question (WSB eventually gets sick of it, and tries to limit questions to things you can "draw a picture of"), the interviewers all but ruin this recording.
October 15, 2005 Subject:
Loka Magazine Interview
Another brilliant Q & A Session with W.S. Burroughs - prooving that he is more than Naked Lunch/Heroin Addict Beat Writer.
A genius in the true sense.
If you wish to find ALL Burroughs' talks you'll have to use more than just his name as there are around (so far 10+, only 3 turn via name search...)
Get them ALL - even the Creative Reading talks as they are still 50% Burroughism's :) and are actually very helpful.